Sunday, September 11, 2011

The French Commemorate 9/11

From the people to the people: the gift from French citizens to citizens of the United States.
As an étrangère living in this beautiful country, I cannot help but be profoundly touched by the affection and respect demonstrated  in large and small ways throughout the week, and most especially today, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of September 11.

As one television commentator pointed out, everyone, no matter what their nationality, remembers where they were and what they were doing on that morning.

A demain.

8 comments:

Patti said...

Thank you for reminding us Tish, that we are all of one race and nation, the human one.

LuxeBytes said...

I'm doing my best to tune it out. We live in its shadow every single day, and I don't feel the slightest compulsion to dwell on the massive gloom of it today. We are heading to the mountains in an hour to see the fall colors and have a picnic.

xoxox

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I've watched all the programmes on TV over this past week and as I type am watching the service at Ground Zero on sky. x

The American Suburbanite in Rural England said...

Thank you Tish, we are still Americans regardless of where we live now. It is nice to know all nations and all people pay tribute to those who were taken.

déjà pseu said...

I'm sort of with LuxeBytes. I think it's important to remember those whose lives were taken, and those who gave their lives trying to help others, but I also hope that this one terrible day stops defining and determining who we are as a nation.

Lynda said...

In spite of all the talk of remembering, it seems to me what most people are doing is reliving, and I have no interest in participating in that.

A phrase that applies for me in this situation is, "Look back, but don't stare." Remember, yes. Honor, certainly. But without the public spectacle and syrupy sentimentality.

ms. caboo said...

I agree with some of the others that I do not want to watch anything on TV about that sad, sad day. I watched TV for a week pretty much endlessly when it happened, and I cannot go back and look. It is profoundly sad, but I choose to look ahead and know that all those people who lost their lives that day are at peace and were part of plan larger than ourselves. If it made our country collect itself and remember how lucky we are to live here, than that is great. But we must move forward with honor for those who are gone, and be more vigilant and protective of the country we all love so much.

Anonymous said...

Lynda- You have a right to your opinion of course, but syrupy...maybe to you. The families of the victims just want to pay tribute.

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